Winter Dreams™ Ruse Black Hellebore

Helleborus x 'Ruse Black'

SKU
07546
A new selection from Japan, offering unique and dramatic, deep dark-purple-black flowers on strong stems. Foliage is clean and virtually spot-free. Grown and selected from tissue culture by Miyoshi, this hybrid is notably exceptional for its consistent color and form. A prolific bloomer for beds, borders and woodland gardens. Semi-evergreen.
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Botanical Pronunciationhell-e-BOR-us
Average Size at MaturityReaches 12-16 inches tall and 16-20 inches wide.
Bloom TimeLate Winter to Early Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil lightly moist, but not soggy

Thrives in enriched, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates drought, once established; supplement during extended dry spells. May produce seedlings with variable flowers; remove spent blooms to maintain color of original clump. Prune old foliage in spring.

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